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28 Best Toys for 10-Year-Old Boys

Updated 14 July 2020

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Being 10 years old isn’t easy. Teetering between being a kid and being a teenager, a 10-year-old has a lot to prove in the clothes they wear, the music they like, and of course the toys they play with. Parents don’t have an easy task when choosing a toy that their 10-year-old will find interesting and actually want to play with.

Before you start pulling your hair out, we’ve recommended the best 28 toys for 10-year-old boys based on real parents’ recommendations. We screen each toy review for potential manipulation to ensure that each review is up-to-date and authentic.

14M Fingerprint Kit

If your child loves science, then this is the perfect toy for them. It is both fun and educational. It comes with everything that you need to learn how to properly take fingerprints: 10 fingerprint cards, a stamp pad, dusting powder, 20 stickers for collecting fingerprints, and a brush.

What we love

  • All necessary materials are included
  • Immediate results means no waiting around

We dont like this as much

  • The kit could come with more stickers to match the number of cards that are in the kit

2NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Junior Metal Detector

This junior metal detector comes with a fully functional metal detector that will allow kids to enjoy and discover metal items that are hidden in the ground. It has adjustable sensitivity, which helps to prevent them from getting a false positive, and it has a telescoping arm that adjusts the length of the arm to make it suitable for kids of all sizes.

What we love

  • It is designed for kids of any size to use it
  • Let’s kids discover hidden things

We dont like this as much

  • The learning guide could be simpler

3HAPPY PIE PLAY & ADVENTURE Kids Four Knotted Platforms Climbing Rope

This kit comes with a swing, rope, trapeze, prints, and ladder that will allow your 10-year-olds to enjoy all of their favorite playground activities from the comfort of your home. In total it only weighs about 10 pounds, but each part is capable of holding up to 300 pounds.

What we love

  • Designed to let kids play while inside, so great for rainy days
  • It doesn't require drilling into the walls

We dont like this as much

  • Doesn’t fit every door

4LEGO Marvel Avengers

This LEGO toy allows your child to build the Avengers Ultimate Quinjet. It has several moving parts like a fold-out 6-stud rapid shooter and an opening Minifigure cockpit. It also comes with 6 mini-figures for them to play with: Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Rocket, and 2 Chitauri. It includes 838 pieces, and it is designed to provide kids with hours of fun putting it together and even more play hours once it is constructed.

What we love

  • Comes with cool mini-figures of Avengers
  • Challenges the mind and builds on engineering skills

We dont like this as much

  • May be a bit difficult for first-timers

5Hot Wheels Vertical Launcher

Hot Wheels has a long-standing reputation for providing fun playsets for car lovers, and this one is designed to rest against a wall. It has a total of three configurations that you can choose from, and it was designed to be easy to set up and take down. The 3M command strips that come with this set are reformulated to rest on painted surfaces, which help to ensure no damage comes to the walls while it is being used.

What we love

  • Easy to assemble put away
  • Pieces are all connectible allowing for endless possibilities

We dont like this as much

  • May be a bit difficult for beginners

6Omano JuniorScope Microscope for Kids

This microscope kit is an excellent way to help peak the little scientist in your child. It combines both a high and low powered microscope, which is designed to help see both solid and transparent objects. It is excellent for teaching kids the amazing world of the microscopic world, and it even comes with five different microscope lessons that each touch on a different subject.

What we love

  • Pieces are made with premium-grade materials
  • Provides a realistic scientific experience for kids

We dont like this as much

  • Requires batteries

7EyeClops Night Vision Infrared Stealth Binoculars

These binoculars are powered by real infrared technology. Although they don’t look like traditional binoculars, it is possible to view through these binoculars with both eyes. It comes with a neck strap to help keep the binoculars from being dropped, and the instruction manual is extensive providing all the information needed to operate them.

What we love

  • Has night vision and other stealth modes
  • Capable of clear long range viewing up to 50 feet

We dont like this as much

  • Requires batteries that are not included

8Stomp Rocket Toy Rocket Launcher

This rocket launcher is entirely kid-powered. It comes with four rockets, and each one is designed to soar up to 100 feet in the air. For a bonus, these rockets are also glow-in-the-dark, which means that the fun doesn’t have to stop at nighttime.

What we love

  • Doesn’t need batteries
  • Capable of being used at night thanks to the glow-in-the-dark feature

We dont like this as much

  • Could have a replacement stomp launcher in case kids damage the original one

9Mighty Fun! Mischief Maker Wooden Toy Slingshot

This slingshot comes with a unique design, and you can choose between four different colors. It is made from real wood, and it comes with four soft Eva foam balls and a storage bag to keep everything together when storing it. With this slingshot, you do not have to worry about your kids hurting each other while playing.

What we love

  • Made from real wood
  • Soft balls are perfect to ensure safe play

We dont like this as much

  • Could come with more than four balls

10Hand Crank Flashlight

One of the best things about this flashlight is that it doesn’t require any batteries to operate. It runs off of solar and hand-crank power, which makes it fun for playing and useful in the case of an emergency. It uses a high-quality LED bulb for brightness, and it is also waterproof and can be submerged in up to 45 feet of water if needed. It also has a small design that makes it ideal for most situations, whether you are camping, hiking, or using it in emergencies.

What we love

  • Is actually a really practical flashlight, not just a toy
  • Doesn’t require batteries

We dont like this as much

  • Children may struggle with instruction manual

11Balsa Wood Plane Model

This model kit is made in the USA, and it will allow your kid to build a Guillows Beaver model airplane. It has a 24″ wingspan, and it comes with easy-to-read instructions. It comes with a full set of decades-old WWI plastic wheels, and it has a rubber power motor that you can convert to an electric or gas engine.

What we love

  • Easy to assemble
  • Can actually fly

We dont like this as much

  • Many different parts that can make things a bit confusing

12RIMABLE Complete 22 Inches Skateboard

This skateboard comes assembled, and you can choose from various prints. It has a super smooth PU wheel and high-speed bearing, to make cruising on this skateboard smooth and flawless. The design is capable of holding up to 198 pounds, which means it can be used for a longer period as your child grows.

What we love

  • Various designs available to fit any kind of taste
  • Can support the weight of your child as they grow

We dont like this as much

  • May be difficult for beginners to learn to use

13Nerf Set of Balls

This Nerf ball set comes with a football, a soccer ball, and a basketball. Each one is 5 inches in diameter, and it will make the perfect gift for any kid that loves playing sports with their friends. Each of these balls is made from the classic Nerf material, which means they will not cause harm and allows kids to learn and play without the hardness of traditional balls.

What we love

  • Three different balls included
  • Nerf Material is really soft

We dont like this as much

  • Balls could be closer to actual sports ball sizes

14Ideal My First Magic Show Magic Set

This magic show kit contains classic tricks from the disappearing ball trick to the vanishing coin trick. It will open your child’s imagination to the world of magic tricks and teach them everything they need to know to become a beginner magician.

What we love

  • Comes with 10 easy to learn tricks
  • Easy-to-follow instruction guide

We dont like this as much

  • Some pieces may become damaged over time

15Keva Contraptions

This contraption set contains 50 pine planks that fit together perfectly and are non-warped, which allows the ball to move as predictably as possible. This set is designed to teach kids the marvels of engineering, and it helps to spark their creativity without the hassle of using messy substances like glue.

What we love

  • Same sized planks allow them to be interchanged easily
  • Promotes creativity through play

We dont like this as much

  • Included idea guide could use more creative designs

16National Geographic Fossil Mine

This fossil kit is manufactured by National Geographic, and it provides kids with the starting tools and instructions for exploring paleontology. Plus, this set is not like other fossil sets that have fake fossils. This kit contains real fossils like shark teeth, ammonites, and many others.

What we love

  • Comes with authentic fossils
  • Instruction guide doesn’t just show you how but also teaches you about paleontology

We dont like this as much

  • Would be more fun if you could use it more than once

17StarWars Stormtrooper Nerf Blaster

This Stormtrooper deluxe blaster is designed to look like the real blasters from the Star Wars movies! It is capable of shooting darts up to 65 feet, and it comes with everything you need to start playing right out of the box.

What we love

  • Authentic Star Wars design
  • It has a removable scope and a 12-dart clip for faster reload

We dont like this as much

  • Could use an additional clip for access to more darts while playing

18Alpha III Rocket Launcher

This rocket launcher kit comes almost ready to fly, and the last few pieces are easy to assemble. It is recommended to have adult supervision when using this rocket launcher. It does require a model rocket engine, recovery wadding, glue, and starters that are sold separately from this kit.

What we love

  • Realistic look and design
  • Once finished, launching is a fun experience

We dont like this as much

  • It would be better if the kit came with the necessary pieces for launch

19Tech Will Save Us - Synth Kit

This synth kit is capable of building a dub siren, a stutter, and an Atari punk console. It will require a 9v battery and a tablet or computer that has access to the internet. Each synth should take approximately 1 hour to create.

What we love

  • Three different synths can be built from this one kit
  • Doesn’t require soldering

We dont like this as much

  • Instructions may be difficult for kids to follow

20Monopoly Voice Banking Board Game

Monopoly is a time-honored game, beloved by children and adults of all ages, and this one provides a unique playing experience. With this game version, there is no longer a need to fiddle with a bank and money individually, because Mr. Monopoly controls the bank, via his top hat.

What we love

  • Gameplay is much faster than the original
  • Has cool voice recognition feature

We dont like this as much

  • Requires batteries

21VTech Kidizoom Action Cam

This is a fun action camera that will help to spark any child’s interest in creating memorable moments and capturing them on camera. It comes with two types of mounts. One will allow them to attach the camera to their bike, and the other mount is designed to attach to devices like skateboards. It comes with a rechargeable Li-ion Polymer battery and is capable of recording video and taking photos.

What we love

  • Nicely designed camera
  • Can be used in any recreational situation

We dont like this as much

  • Could use an extra rechargeable battery

22Razor A5 Luz Scooter

This Razor scooter is capable of carrying up to 220 pounds of weight, and it has a heavy-duty aluminum t-tube frame and deck that makes it ideal for those learning to ride. It has a folding design that makes it easy to store when not in use, and it also has a rear fender brake that makes stopping easy.

What we love

  • Incredibly durable
  • Braking is smooth and easy for safer riding

We dont like this as much

  • More variety of color and design would make personalizing easier

23How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way

If your child loves drawing, this is an excellent way for them to follow in the footsteps of famous comic book artist Stan Lee. This book is designed to teach them how to draw some of their favorite comic book heroes, which can lead them into the future of designing and drawing their creations!

What we love

  • Kids can learn new ways to draw
  • Easy step-by-step instructions will help a newbie successfully draw the characters

We dont like this as much

  • The characters have changed over the years, so may not be instantly recognizable

24Duncan Toys Juggling Balls

Juggling is an art that takes a lot of practice, and this set of three juggling balls is designed to make it easy for kids to learn how to juggle. It is designed for juggling beginners so anyone can give it a try.

What we love

  • Made from durable materials so it will last for ages
  • Fun, appealing designs

We dont like this as much

  • Could include one extra ball in case you lose one

25LEGO Technic Rescue Helicopter

Join the rescue! This LEGO helicopter model is designed to provide hours of fun! It gives kids the challenge of building the helicopter, but the movable propellers make it fun to play with. It has a total of 325 pieces, and it can be used with all other LEGO sets.

What we love

  • Functionality is awesome as you can play with it once it’s built
  • Can be added to other LEGO sets

We dont like this as much

  • Would be cool if the set included a pilot figurine

26NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Hobby Rock Tumbler Kit

This is the perfect gift for any child that enjoys gathering and collecting rocks. The rock tumbler is designed to help make any rock collection sparkle. This kit comes with a sifter to help find rocks, four polishing grits, and 9 types of real rough gemstones to get started with.

What we love

  • Includes rough gemstones to teach your kids how to use the kit
  • Beautiful design to make showcasing the collection awesome

We dont like this as much

  • Could use extra gemstones in case the child makes a mistake

27Adidas Capitano Soccer Ball

This soccer ball is an official game sized soccer ball with machine-stitched construction. This ball also comes in a variety of designs, which makes it excellent for boys or girls. It has a Butyl bladder that is used to provide the best air retention possible.

What we love

  • Regulation-sized for more realistic practice
  • Made of quality materials

We dont like this as much

  • Ball requires inflation

28Nintendo Switch Lite

This small gaming system is designed to allow children to play some of their favorite Nintendo games with this handheld. This device is compatible with most digital Nintendo Switch games, as long as they are supported by Handheld mode. It has fully integrated controls and a sleek, unibody design.

What we love

  • Compatible with most Nintendo Switch games
  • Four different color designs for a bit of personalization

We dont like this as much

  • Isn’t designed to play traditional Nintendo games